About National Teams

The country’s best athletes earn the honor to represent Team USA at international competitions as a member of the US Squash National Team. US Squash selects, organizes and funds these teams, oversees team development and training, and provides direct financial support to the best American athletes.

US Squash serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States, driving squash forward at every level, from grassroots to high performance programs. National Team players embody a core element of US Squash’s mission: “achieving competitive excellence at the highest levels.”

Sobhy Sisters and Blatchford Clyne Secure Historic Top 20 Rankings

For the first time in PSA World Tour history, three Americans are ranked in world's top twenty as Sabrina Sobhy, now world No. 20, joins her older sister and world No. 7, Amanda, and world No. 13 Olivia Blatchford Clyne in the first rankings run of 2021. The three Americans finished 2020 on a high note together at the Gold Black Ball Open last month, where all three helped their rankings with first-round wins. In...

Amanda Sobhy Upsets World No. 1 El Sherbini to Reach Black Ball Semis

Team USA's Amanda Sobhy came back from 2-1 down to pull off a five-game upset over reigning world No. 1 Nour El Sherbini in the Black Ball Open quarterfinals Thursday in Cairo, Egypt. El Sherbini, the PSA Gold draw's top seed, entered the match up against Sobhy with a 6-3 career head-to-head lead over the American, including their last three encounters. It was the Egyptian who made the stronger start to the match, taking an early...

American Trio Moves on to Black Ball Open Second Round

Team USA's Olivia Blatchford Clyne, Amanda Sobhy and Sabrina Sobhy all recorded first-round wins at the PSA Gold Black Ball Open Monday, December 7, in Cairo, Egypt. Five American women entered the first round of the final major women's PSA event of 2020. World No. 41 Haley Mendez was the first in action in the opening match of the tournament against world No. 17 Nadine Shahin. After taking the first game 12-10, Shahin came back...

Outside the Glass: Head-Butt

From Squash MagazineThis month’s episode of Outside The Glass, the squash podcast, is about photographs of a particular encounter, during the first round of...

Book Review: Lucky, Anil Nayar’s Story

From Squash MagazineLucky: Anil Nayar’s Story—A Portrait of a Legendary Squash Champion By Jean Nayar (New York: Five Rivers Press, 2020). By James Zug Lucky is the biography...

Egypt Rules the World at Historic Men’s World Teams in DC

From Squash MagazineBy Chris McClintick This past December in Washington, DC, the global pinnacle of men’s team squash, the World Squash Federation’s Men’s World Team...